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      12-05-2020, 08:47 PM   #23
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Thanks and Fudgeeee about the $$$$

P.s. check carparts for a used axle... another guy was getting axles for less than a couple hundred on there...
Got a link? Thanks!

BTW, one thing about the setup I had, i really liked it in the beginning, but I got tired of it. I was wishing for a more comfortable ride after hahah. I hope the B6 + 18s will make it feel better rather than b14 coilovers and 19s haha
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      12-05-2020, 08:53 PM   #24
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Got a link? Thanks!

BTW, one thing about the setup I had, i really liked it in the beginning, but I got tired of it. I was wishing for a more comfortable ride after hahah. I hope the B6 + 18s will make it feel better rather than b14 coilovers and 19s haha
Carparts.com is the site... that's all I got... 19's are terrible for comfort as you well know... 18" which I have are on the edge but i wouldn't do 17"
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      12-06-2020, 12:03 AM   #25
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FastF30 for your reference:

Eibach E10-20-031-05-22...was able to get a pic of the gap.

The first pic is the front.

I assume tire size would also fill in the gap.
235/35/19 front and 265/30/19 rear
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      12-06-2020, 12:17 AM   #26
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FastF30 for your reference:

Eibach E10-20-031-05-22...was able to get a pic of the gap.

The first pic is the front.

I assume tire size would also fill in the gap.
235/35/19 front and 265/30/19 rear
fudge.. I really like my height... I'm 25-3/4"F ... I have to go up 3/4"... well... won't have to worry about inclines as much on driveways... better safe than sorry... stock mine sat 27-3/8"F
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      12-06-2020, 12:26 AM   #27
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to be clear...the ride height I chose was not so much a technical thing...but a wife thing.
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      12-06-2020, 12:28 AM   #28
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For you smak168 the pictures I told you ... your message made me feel a little better... FaRKle! what is your opinion... I'd really really appreciate it...

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      12-06-2020, 12:36 AM   #29
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Sweet ride...I would if I could...
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      12-06-2020, 05:29 AM   #30
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Sorry for stealing the thread, but im planning to lower my f36 xdrive next spring with KW street comfort coils along with 20" wheels. Will this be a pain 😅 ?
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Sorry for stealing the thread, but im planning to lower my f36 xdrive next spring with KW street comfort coils along with 20" wheels. Will this be a pain 😅 ?
IMO 20" is way to big for the fact that you will have basically zero side wall unless you increase tire size which will effect your speedo etc... 19" rides harsh... I have 18" and say it's the thinnest sidewall I'd go if you have chitty roads... If I lived in Florida I'd consider 19"... maybe...
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So after reading tons and watching videos etc etc... H&R springs have 1.60 drop (40mm) which I'm at... camber is set to stock measurements... shouldn't be an issue...

lonecitizenfour I think you said the side that failed is the side where the axle support bearing is (passenger side)? I'd highly check that...

Parts don't look to bad of price since aftermarkets came out... check this site...
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      12-06-2020, 04:40 PM   #33
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So after reading tons and watching videos etc etc... H&R springs have 1.60 drop (40mm) which I'm at... camber is set to stock measurements... shouldn't be an issue...

lonecitizenfour I think you said the side that failed is the side where the axle support bearing is (passenger side)? I'd highly check that...

Parts don't look to bad of price since aftermarkets came out... check this site...
Yes (Passenger Side). But I cannot check myself. Are these any good??? The axles.
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Are these any good??? The axles.
I can't say they are or aren't... but they do make for just about every German car and lot's of vendors carry them...
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So, FastF30 and everyone else... I found out what went wrong. The shop that has my car said when I was getting my coilovers installed, the shop that did it (they're guessing) either reused a collar screw or misaligned the end of the splines and made the collar screw snap. It's not nearly low enough to mess with the geometry.

It resulted in the made the axle go all fu**y. Everything else is actually fine...

I'm going to keep my current setup and just get it repaired

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      12-07-2020, 12:12 PM   #36
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Hey guys ... just want to hear if anybody has issues with lowered Xdrives... I just got mine dropped 1-1/2" and just read someone has issues only after 3500miles dropped only 1-1/4" and yes he had an alignment.... your responses would be greatly appreciated...

My Fender height is 25-3/4"Front & 25-7/8"Rear
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Had mine lowered for the last aprox 65.000km.
No issues at all.
Lowered on ACS springs with the OEM active dampers.
Will probably change to a KW DDC coilover setup in the spring.
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So, FastF30 and everyone else... I found out what went wrong. The shop that has my car said when I was getting my coilovers installed, the shop that did it (they're guessing) either reused a collar screw or misaligned the end of the splines and made the collar screw snap. It's not nearly low enough to mess with the geometry.

It resulted in the made the axle go all fu**y. Everything else is actually fine...

I'm going to keep my current setup and just get it repaired
One-Million times appreciate this....

Finding good qualified mechanics is very tuff to do that actually know what they are doing when it comes to aftermarket parts... I have had to hold the hands of everyone that has worked on my car... experienced or not... CP install (leaked...they claimed not until I demanded pressure test)... coilovers (had to figure out setup for that specific model).... Makes me very reluctant to upgrade my HPFP or do meth....

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Hey FastF30.
I"ve had no issues...however, I only dropped by 1.0" fronts and 0.8" Rear. I also changed to F80 M3 bump stops which were about 1/2" shorter than my stock F36 bump stops. But was enough for me to get rid of that xdrive gap.
Love the look, what components did you use?
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THanks GP0256 ,

Eibach pro-kit E10-20-031-05-22 (these are the correct springs as per the German website...the US site indicates a different spring)
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F80 M3 bump stops...not the non-US M3 ones (these ones are the same as the ones that come with the F36).

Thanks to johnung FaRKle! and alohasurftoad for all the help.
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Here is what johnung sent me.
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